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My wife applied fore...

My wife applied fore early retirement, she was only entitled to $225.00 a month but received $896.00 because of me how much of this is considered as SSI.

Accountant's Assistant: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

We are trying to apply for medical insurance and they need to know how much of her SS is considered as SSI to see if we get more assistance with the premiums.

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

Don't know , I just had to cancel my retirement insurance because my premium took over three quarters of my retirement payment. now I have to get medical for my wife.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago
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If you are asking for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes) - it maxed at level $735.

So far - the FULL amount of $896 that your spouse is entitled is related to social security income 0- and none to SSI.

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Benefits paid to your spouse will not decrease your retirement benefit. In fact, the value of the benefits they may receive, added to your own, may help you decide if taking your benefits sooner may be more advantageous.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago

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